It has been my lifelong dream to have a profound academic achievement. My personal goal is to become a Licensed Psychologist. Just recently I graduated from my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. This first step in my educational pursuit gave me the confidence that I can still fulfill my dream of becoming a psychologist. There are a few turns and road blocks in my educational trek; however, I never lose sight of my goal. I now, more than ever, intensified my passion for reaching my goal. I am taking it one stride at a time. My short term goal is to have a brilliant finish with my Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology at Walden University. My next step is to continue with my doctorate level with specialization …show more content…
I find self-satisfaction in successfully completing one course after another I achieved a GPA of 3.90 upon graduation. . My academic experience has taught me to manage my time between my job, my family, and my academic quest. I am a well-organized person, and I take my goals seriously Professional experience I served in the military for twenty-nine years. I retired from the United States Navy with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. I am very proud of my achievement in the service considering that I enlisted as an E-1, the lowest rank of an enlisted man. During my career in the military, I held various positions of responsibility that include; Chemical, Biological Warfare Officer, Engineering Plant Assessor and an Engineer Officer with one hundred eleven personnel working for me. It was managing my personnel that I became interested in psychology. As one of my duties is to take care of my personnel, I have to counsel my people when they come to me with their family problems, issues in their jobs, and performance evaluations. With my limited knowledge of psychology, I refer them to Navy counselors, financial experts, and Navy chaplains. It is the maturity, professionalism, and commitment that I learned from the Navy that will give me a solid foundation to further my academic …show more content…
My belief is that I can help some inmates gain a meaningful life after incarceration. And I can achieve this goal by giving them alternatives from their old ways of life. I will use my training to provide psychological assessment, guidance, and support. I am positive that the corrections function of the judicial system will benefit with my strong desire to rehabilitate inmates. . I have a very friendly, pleasant, and warm personality; however, I can maintain my professional boundaries and at the same time, build rapport with my clients as I have done before when I was an Engineer
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During my first semester in college, when I was enrolled in Intro to Psychology (Psych 101) I established a new love for school and learning. I began so engrossed in every aspect of it that I never wanted class to end. It was from then on that I decided to pursue my B.A. in psychology. After completing three years, I realized that there is still so much knowledge to be obtained in this field. Therefore, I want to continue my education at the Queens College School of Psychology Graduate Program.
Many correctional education programs focus on prisoner’s way of thinking and ability to make decisions. One of the many reasons criminals keep returning to prison is because they are often times released after many years of being incarcerated and have no assistance while returning to society. Correctional education programs are designed to eliminate such way of thinking so prison re-entry rate will drop. Programs such as Preparing Inmates for Re-Entry through Assistance, Training, and Employment Skills (PIRATES) are developed to reduce offenders’ negative career thoughts and teach essential skills in order to return back to society (Musgrove, Derzis, Shippen, & Brigman, 2012). Additionally, such programs are not only beneficial to offender’s mental health, but can also essentially reduce recidivism rate, lower cost associated with offender’s re-entry, support former incarcerated individuals while returning to society, educate inmates so they can get employed after being released, and potentially reduce crime.
Clinical psychology is a fascinating science that is anxious with the assessment and treatment of mental illness, abnormal behavior, and psychiatric problems. This research will describe the career of clinical psychology, what is required to become a successful clinical psychologists, and the impact this career has on society.
This course has highlighted many attributes and challenges within psychology and its many subfields. Within the weekly research of the psychological subfields I was able to learn the impact of education and its effect on the psychological profession. Along with the applied aspect of psychology listening to the online resource psychfiles, I have uncovered information that has solidified my goal of becoming an art therapist Masters degree. My focus will always be to provide mental health assistance to veterans as that is where my satisfaction and reward will fill in for the low entry-level salary.
The definition of psychology is as follows: “The scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context.”(Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, 1828) There are many fields of psychology an individual can go into, whether its clinical, forensic, or otherwise Psychology is a very broad field of scientific study that affects many aspects of our lives. There are people who study this science in schools, hospitals, private practices and more. This science also interests me as well. I have already taken psychology in my junior year, and I am currently taking AP psychology in order to gain some credits for college. The study fascinates me; the reason being that it explains our behavior and what makes us different from any other species on this planet. It goes in-depth of the analysis of humans’ greatest accomplishments and lowest behaviors. It turns our
Currently I am studying for my psychology degree and planning on finishing with my bachelors’ degree in 2014, I have faced few challenges with my plans so far because I feel as though I have prepared myself well for the future. I am a in the psychology club and I participate in psychology experiments at school. I want to utilize all that I can while I am in school to become the best at what I do. Where I work I call alumni of my college and ask them for donations, before I ask them I have to gain their trust and that is also the basis for any counselor patient relationship.
Psychology is my number one career field choice. In many ways, it also reflects every other career choice that I have. Teachers lead our young toward successful lives. Government workers help to push policies that improve processes for their people. And professional athletes commit their live to the vast study of their sport and practice to master the skills needed to thrive and succeed. As a psychologist, I can see myself implementing all three of these ideas. I want to master all the skills of psychological diagnosis, improve on many of the processes of the practice, and be able to successfully educate individuals to the point that they feel a sense of empowerment.
College is specifically designated to fully prepare students for their future career of choice through taking various courses and gaining the necessary knowledge to successfully pursue their wanted occupation. The experience college brings upon students is almost magical. It is college that builds the passion for a student’s chosen career, such as pediatric psychology. Any student wishing to chase her career in pediatric psychology will find that East Carolina University is a great school to first pursue an undergraduate degree in psychology with a concentration in child relations and then go on to earn a master’s and Ph.D or Psy.D. This paper’s purpose is to completely explore the career of a pediatric psychologist, as well as the journey to become one.
My interest in pursuing a doctorate degree in counseling psychology has been influenced by a combination of life experiences and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Though the path which has led me to this destination is complex, the journey has provided me with the clarity and insight necessary to understand human behavior from a holistic perspective. As I approach the completion of my masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, I am faced with the unsettling realization that I have more questions than I do answers. This has fueled my innate desire and motivation to continue challenging myself by attaining a doctorate degree from the University of North Texas.
Sometimes I assist correctional counselors in their duties and with doing so I have become interested in criminal justice from a perspective other than corrections. Since entering corrections seven months ago I’ve heard various stories from different inmates blaming their life of crime on their childhood. Working in this capacity has also helped me see the good and bad within corrections, which is why I one day would like to become a prison administer which comes up with treatment plans and rules to govern convicted offenders.
Interacting with my professors as a teacher's assistant and research assistant gave me a chance to discover at a more personal level what psychology is all about. Although I am seeking a M.A. in General Psychology at this time, I do have specific goals for my future. I hope to continue my education past the M.A. and receive a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, counseling individuals and eventually acquiring a teaching position with a college or university.
A career in clinical psychology is one that will be promising for anyone seeking to pursue this career. A clinical psychologists’ educational training is a dead-ringer for success, if completed with a doctorate. A doctorate for a clinical psychologist is the best way to get ahead and have the upper hand in this field. A clinical psychologist’s salary is one that will be growing steadily along with the number of growing demands for psychologists. Anyone who chooses to pursue clinical psychology, that fits the profile for the job, will be set and secure. Clinical psychology is a bright career that I hope to someday enter into, following the pathway that my research has yielded; with that, I may begin my journey.